Beautiful People 1999 R CC

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Jasmin Dizdar's BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE is a lively, darkly comic vision of Bosnian refugees making a new life in London and the Londoners whose lives they change.

Starring:
Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti
Runtime:
1 hour 48 minutes

Beautiful People

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Comedy
Director Jasmin Dizdar
Starring Thomas Goodridge, Faruk Pruti
Supporting actors Tony Peters, Dado Jehan, Rosalind Ayres, Julian Firth, Charles Kay, Charlotte Coleman, Edward Jewesbury, Bobby Williams, Joseph Williams, Nicholas Farrell, Danny Nussbaum, Steve Sweeney, Jay Simpson, Heather Tobias, Roger Sloman, Edin Dzandzanovic, Elizabeth Isiorho, Dev Sagoo
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It's truly a very good film.
L. W. de Jonge
I may not like the film as much as Scott did, but "Beautiful People" is a very ambitious film that pretty much succeeds at what it wanted to present.
Alex Udvary
By the end all the pieces come together and you feel like it's bigger than the pieces.
Deb Oestreicher

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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Turner on July 13, 2000
Format: DVD
I will be brief here as I'm about to write a seperate, more detailedreview. . . but let me just tell you, DO NOT MISS THIS FILM! In thetradition of Magnolia and Short Cuts, Beautiful People gives you a look into the seemingly ordinary lives of a large group of characters in London, England. Perhaps it is centered around a World Cup match between England and Holland, but in reality it is centered around human emotions. This film will make you cry tears of sadness and tears of joy just a few minutes apart. It will make you want to stand up and cheer only seconds after arousing hatred in you. I loved Short Cuts, (and I'll admit that I haven't seen Magnolia yet), but this film is even better. At a shorter length (under 2 hours), it stirs up more emotions and tells more incredible stories than Short Cuts does in over 3 hours. Beautiful people just came out in your video stores, and it has just recently become available on Amazon.com. I'm going to go order my DVD right now, and I hope you at least give it a chance. I'm sure you'll see that it's a treasure worth discovering!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex Udvary on June 1, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
I was first introduced to this film when I read New York Times' film critic A.O. Scott call it one of the best films of 2000. After all this time I have only now seen it.

Something that occured to me as watching the film was that the London presented here could very easily be mistaken for New York. London is presented as a melting pot of different cultures and social classes and by the film's end most of these people will have met and realize the impact they have on each other's lives. That may sound a little corny, but Jasmin Dizdar has not directed a tear-jerker. The movie brims with power. Dazdar is able to make the camera come to life with rapid edit shots and the frantic movement of the camera as it tries to pick up every last detail. You could compare the style of the film to Jan Hrebejk's recent film "Up and Down" or the films of Emir Kusturica ("Underground", "Black Cat, White Cat"). But the content of the film is very different from their work. In that sense it is closer to American films such as Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" or John Sayles "City of Hope".

The movie has no real focal character it intersects various stories which involve an upper-class nurse, Portia (Charlotte Coleman) who comes from a stuck-up family. Portia falls in love with a poor foreigner Pero (Edin Dzandzanovic). Then we have a doctor Mouldy (Nicholas Farrell) who is having legal trouble with his wife over who gets custody of their children. And there is a story about a reporter who has gone to Bosnia, I should mention the film takes place in 1993 during the fall of the former Yugoslavia, and when he returns home finds that he wants to do more to help but simply doesn't know what.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Deb Oestreicher on July 24, 2013
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This is a movie about the impact of the Bosnian/Serbian war in the UK. The story is told in a fragmentary way, kind of like Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (which was about something completely different). We see the situation from the perspective of some immigrants/refugees, some UK natives, some Bosnian natives, soldiers, reporters, medical workers, UN personnel. At first I wasn't sure where the movie was going, but it creeps up on you. By the end all the pieces come together and you feel like it's bigger than the pieces. Quite an accomplishment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Courson on June 26, 2014
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A more spiritual overview of the beauty and good input into life that can come from a variety of personality types people that - at first exposure - would normally be avoided.The beginning of the movie was scattered and hard to get a grasp on - but by its end, it's whole picture illustrated a quality that can lift the acceptance and potential value of personalities that you'd just as soon not have around you.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L Gontzes on March 2, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Let me just start by saying that this is not a film for youngsters due it being rather graphic at times.

Beautiful People just like Love Actually, brings to the screen a set of parallel stories that take place in London, England, involving an unlikely group of people who are linked to each other in varying ways. The actors carry out their performances well, though nothing extraordinary.

In addition, it is much more tuned towards a European audience as opposed to an American one (this is not Hollywood).

The plot is very witty, very well thought through, though it is slow at times and it could definitely have been executed better.

It combines elements of comedy (surprisingly) and realistic drama (for a change), making this a movie worth watching.

In short, Beautiful People is a movie that will make you both laugh and cry, and in the end leave you with enough "food for thought" as they say.
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It is a positive and uplifting movie. Project goodness of human human nature. Very few this kind of movies are made today. I like it very much.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lady L on January 29, 2014
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this movie is definately for viewers of off beat movies.Not a traditional story but keeps your attention.I enjoyed it enough to purchase it for my collection and definately intend to watch it again.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patrick C. Dempsey on August 1, 2006
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Its a real good movie, I first saw it on the IFC channel...had to have it...if you watch it think out side the box and dont be to transcendental, it is a low budget high quality film
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